Schedule of Events

Detailed information about the agenda and breakout sessions will be posted closer to the event. Please check back soon!

Sunday, June 17
Check-in opens in the late afternoon for all participants at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Monday, June 18
Training, breakout sessions and networking

Tuesday, June 19
Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill!

NEW: Pancreatic Cancer Research and Scientific Panel

Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Lynn Matrisian, PhD, MBA
Chief Science Officer
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Norman Sharpless, MD
National Cancer Institute

Mace Rothenberg, MD
Chief Development Officer, Oncology
Pfizer Global Product Development

Gloria Petersen, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Health Sciences Research
Mayo Clinic

Breakout Sessions

Understanding the Genetics and Risks of Pancreatic Cancer
Come to this session to learn about familial patterns, hereditary risk and a research initiative focused on new onset diabetes and the connection to pancreatic cancer.

How to Navigate Pancreatic Cancer Resources
Come and learn about tools offered through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Patient Services and Clinical Initiatives that may help you in your pancreatic cancer journey and/or help us advance research. Learn more about our Know Your Tumor personalized medicine service, the benefits of participating in clinical trials and how to access personalized clinical trials searches, the value of recording and sharing your journey through our Patient Registry. Patients, family members and caregivers at any stage in their journey are welcome.

How to Tell Your Story
One of the most impactful ways to make a difference in the fight against pancreatic cancer is sitting down with your members of Congress and telling your story. During this session, you will learn some tips and techniques, as well as practice the message that you can use on the Hill to make sure that your members of Congress understand why funding for pancreatic cancer needs to be a national priority. This is a great session for new participants!

There Is Something For Everyone
Come to this session if you want to learn about opportunities to get involved to rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer in your local community. Hear from our Community Engagement team and our volunteer leaders about PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer and year-round mission driven activities based on your interest, skillset and time.

Young Voices: Advocating for Change
Young advocates have an important role during Advocacy Day, so we have a training session just for participants age 6 to 12. This session will introduce our advocacy program and prepare them for meetings on Capitol Hill in a fun and age-appropriate setting. Please note that children must be registered individually for Advocacy Day.

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